IXP Namibia

Internet Exchange Point Association of Namibia (referred to as IXP Namibia) is established in terms of the provision of the Communications Act No. 8 of 2009 and duly registered as a voluntary and non-profit making organisation. Its main objective is allowing ICT stakeholders to interconnect directly, via the exchange infrastructure, rather than through international or direct multiple links, thereby lowering the cost and latency for local traffic.

Policies

Interconnection Policy:

  • Namibia IXP usage statistics shall be collected in real-time and published on its website. Any other information collected by Namibia IXP shall be kept confidential subject to any obligation of disclosure in accordance with the applicable laws.
  • Namibia IXP shall comply with the telecommunications law and regulations in Namibia in respect of any data collected.

Quality of Service Policy:

  • Namibia IXP management will take all necessary precautions to ensure maximum uptime for the Namibia IXP facility; however it will not provide rebates of any sort for down time.
  • Namibia IXP will run on a non-blocking switching architecture to avoid delays. Namibia IXP management shall ensure proper environment (Proper Air conditioning with Humidity control) at the facility. Members shall augment their bandwidth capacity to Namibia IXP, if the utilization of the existing link exceeds 80% of the capacity for 4 hours in a day and for 7 days. Such capacity management shall be through increase of capacity and not through reduction routes announced.
  • Namibia IXP management will ensure that the facility is physically secure and will provide access to its members when needed. Members shall endeavour to provide advance notice via email to each of Namibia IXP members, in the event that a service disruption or discontinuity can be foreseen.

Data Collection Policy:

  • Namibia IXP usage statistics shall be collected in real-time and published on its website.
  • Any other information collected by Namibia IXP shall be kept confidential subject to any obligation of disclosure in accordance with the applicable laws.
  • Namibia IXP shall comply with the telecommunications law and regulations in Namibia in respect of any data collected.

Data Access Policy:

  • All members are to ensure that computer data processed or stored on their network intended for public access, shall be made available in a manner that does not deny or unduly delays access from other Namibia IXP members.